About

Welcome to MESERB

Established in 1997 under Minnesota Statutes section 471.59, the Minnesota Environmental Science and Economic Review Board (MESERB) is a municipal joint powers organization dedicated to the research, study and analysis of water quality issues that are important to Greater Minnesota communities. Our members share a common goal of keeping Minnesota’s waters clean, while working to ensure that environmental regulations are based on science that is transparent (in which results and methods are openly shared) and independently reviewed, and that the implementation of those standards results in meaningful benefits to water quality.

MESERB enlists the talent and resources of municipal wastewater technicians and officials, scientists, engineers and regulatory & legal analysts in a cooperative effort to improve Minnesota’s water quality. We accomplish this by supporting scientific research, providing technical expertise, working with the regulators who develop the rules that affect us, and reviewing wastewater permit applications for individual members. To learn more about the work we do, please visit our “Services” page.

Our Members

Today, MESERB has 48 joint powers board members who together represent more than 540,000 Minnesotans and over 140 million gallons of wastewater treatment capacity. Put another way, this is 140 million gallons of raw sewage that would pollute our state’s rivers and lakes if not for the dedicated efforts of MESERB’s members. Our members are:

City of Albany
City of Albert Lea
Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District
City of Austin
Brainerd Public Utilities
City of Breckenridge Public Utilities
City of Cambridge
Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District
City of Crookston
City of Detroit Lakes
City of East Grand Forks
City of Eveleth
City of Faribault
City of Fergus Falls
City of Glencoe
Grand Rapids Public Utilities
City of Granite Falls
City of Hutchinson
Lake Crystal Municipal Utilities
City of Lakefield
City of Little Falls
City of Luverne
City of Mankato
City of Marshall

City of Melrose Public Utilities
City of Moorhead
MN River Valley Public Utilities Comm.
City of New Prague
City of New Ulm
City of Northfield
City of Olivia
City of Owatonna
City of Red Wing
City of Redwood Falls
City of Renville
City of Rochester
City of Roseau
Sauk Centre Public Utilities
City of St. Cloud
City of St. Michael
City of Thief River Falls
City of Warroad
City of Waseca
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District
City of Willmar
City of Windom
City of Winona
City of Worthington

MESERB also has eight non-voting associate members:

Archer-Daniels-Midland Co.
Donohue & Associates
GNP-Pilgrims
HDR, Inc.
HR Green Company
Short Elliot Hendrickson, Inc.
Stantec
Wenck Associates

For information on how to become a MESERB member, please visit our “Join” page.

MESERB Executive Committee

President
Andy Bradshaw, Utilities Engineer, City of Moorhead

Vice President
John Paulson, Environmental Specialist, City of Hutchinson

Secretary/Treasurer
Joshua Gad, Wastewater Treatment Plant Foreperson, City of Mankato

Northern Representatives
Steve Mattson, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations Manager, Grand Rapids Public Utilities
Marianne Bohren, Executive Director, Western Lake Superior Sanitary District
Matthew Lemke, Wastewater Plant Supervisor, City of Fergus Falls

Southern Representatives
Bob Van Moer, Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent, City of Marshall
David Lane, Environmental & Regulatory Affairs Coordinator, Rochester Water Reclamation Plant
Dan O’Connor, Wastewater Department Supervisor, City of New Ulm

At-Large Representatives
Lee Bundy, Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent, City of Little Falls
Bob Stark, Deputy Director Public Works/Utilities, City of Red Wing
Bruce Nelson, Executive Director, Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District
Mark Winson, Director of Public Utilities, City of Mankato

Associate Representatives (non-voting)
Tim Korby, Donohue & Associates
Tracy Ekola, Short Elliott Hendrickson